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Internet Explorer 9 Crash Restart Loop

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Pete Long
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Problem

I downloaded the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta, today, to give it a test drive and maybe write a review for the site, and it failed miserably and got stuck in a crash restart loop.

The error message given is as illustrated below is:

Internet Explorer has stopped working
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In fact, I had to kill IE with Windows Task Manager, as it kept re-spawning new instances that also crashed.

Note: You may also see Event ID 1000 in Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Application log each time IE9 crashes.

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 9.0.7930.16406, time stamp: 0x4c7e0414
Faulting module name: IEFRAME.dll, version: 9.0.7930.16406, time stamp: 0x4c7e048e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00077c96
Faulting process id: 0x104c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb596dc320eb8f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\IEFRAME.dll
Report Id: 012c705c-c561-11df-8a41-705ab694ed42
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Solution

1. Launch the new IE9 in "Extensions off" mode, Click Start > Type in "iexplore.exe -extoff" {enter}
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2. IE9 will launch in "Extensions Off" mode > Click "Manage add-ons".
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3. Select all the Add-ons (Select one and Press CTRL+A) > Then Select "Disable All".
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4. Now launch IE9 and it should launch correctly.
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5. If you want you can slowly enable all the add-ons one by one, to find out which one was doing the damage.
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Footnote

Some forums are suggesting that enabling "Use software rendering instead of GPU redering" will also solve this problem.
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This tip was originally posted on my blog, http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000329.htm.
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